Usually poison ivy is found in the east of the Rocky Mountains. It grows as vines and shrubs. Leaves of the poison ivy are often clustered in groups of three, five or seven. They have either notched or smooth edges. From region to region and with the seasons the appearance of these plants may vary. Even the toxic oil is transmitted by the dead plants in underbrush to the skin.
Just because it says USA made does not mean that it was made in the USA. Many of us are unaware that many products, not just leather goods, are made what is called “off-shore” and then finished on-shore so that a USA made label can legally be placed on the finished product. This procedure makes it nearly impossible to know where your product is from or how many hands it pasted through before you purchase it. I for one don’t like this process but they call it “progress”. You also have this in the auto industry and others. Sometimes the leather is tanned and processed in a foreign country and shipped to the U. S. where the zipper, snaps, and linings are later affixed to the garment and a Made in the USA Label then sown onto the piece and is absolutely legal according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Chocolate – To dogs, chocolate acts as a stimulant, making your dog’s heartbeat accelerate or beat irregularly, leading to seizures and even cardiac arrest. To compound things further, it also acts as a severe diuretic, causing frequent urination, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. If you even suspect your dog has consumed chocolate, take him to an animal hospital immediately.
The first thing to look for is Botanicals. If you are not sure what a Botanical is let’s talk about it. A botanical is from the word Botany. Botany is the study of plants for simplicity sake. When a good skin care product contains botanicals you know at least one of the ingredients is a plant. Have you ever been to a botanical garden? It is made up of plants, many plants, thousands and thousands of plants that thrive and live in harmony with each other. What does that have to do with good skin care products?
If you have PKD, oxalic acid is something you’ll want to avoid. (Kidney, Urologic, and Blood Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Feb. 2001). Oxalic acid is a sodium sulphide formula found in certain vegetables. The body has no known use for it and when the kidneys and liver are functioning well they flush it out of your system with no problem. When you’re trying to avoid putting extra strain on your kidneys, though, it’s best to stay away from foods that contain higher amounts of oxalic acid. Some major sources are spinach, rhubarb, beets, eggplants, and cocoa. So, you have a good excuse to avoid eating your spinach, but you really should cut back on chocolate, too.
Stainless cookware is still the most used type. It is strong but light, does not corrode, resistant to wear and non-reactive to certain foods that it can be used for all sorts of cooking. It is said that stainless steel pans can make wonderful sauces. The only drawback is that stainless steel is a poor conductor of heat. It requires a thick and wide aluminum or copper base and sometimes along the sides of the cookware to make it more responsive to heat. Stainless steel cookware is easy to clean. It can be run through a dishwasher, or simply scraped with nylon pads in soap and water.
The leather is then split and shaved to the required thickness, dyed, lubricated with oils and fats to make them soft and pliable, dried and finally a variety of coatings are applied to produce the final finish.